I have had several calls in the past few weeks from folks who have problems with stray dogs causing problems on their property.
No one wants their pets or livestock to be harassed by someone else's dog. Unfortunately, we in Sterling have no animal control services. If you have a problem with a stray animal, your only choice seems to be to handle the problem yourself. If you have a dog, consider what mischief they may be getting into if you let them run wild. Consider keeping them penned up at home where they will be safe and not doing harm to your neighbor's property or animals. Your pet will be safe and your neighbors will be happy; everybody wins.
The Sterling Elementary School gym will be open for volleyball Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. Anyone aged 16 and older who is interested in playing is welcome.
On Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. the gym will be available for adults wishing to play basketball. The halls also will be open for anyone who wants to walk for exercise in a warm, dry place. For more information or to inquire about using the school after hours for other activities, call Connie Ferguson, RAVEN AmeriCorps member at 262-4944 ext. 4239.
The Sterling Senior Center also will host the following events this week; Today: Exercise at 10 a.m.; Tuesday: Crafty Quilters at 9 a.m., fun crafts at 10 a.m., speaker Linda O'Brien will give a talk about heart disease at 12:30 p.m. and Bingo will start at 7 p.m.; Wednesday: Today is birthday cake day. Exercise at 10 a.m., blood pressure check at 11:30 a.m., Jubilee Baptist Church at 7 p.m.; Thursday: Crafty Quilters at 9 a.m., fun crafts at 10 a.m. and card players at 6 p.m.; Friday: Flu shots from 9 a.m. to noon. (call to sign up), exercise at 10 a.m., choir at 1 p.m., Friday night at the movie snacks start at 6 p.m. movie starts at 7 p.m. For more information on these events you can call the Sterling Senior Center at 262-6808.
On Tuesday wish a happy birthday to Ernie Martinez and Karen Otter; Mary Scaggs, Orville Watowan and Wayne Tourangeau on Oct 11; Gary Parker on Oct. 12; and George Elser on Oct 14. I hope you all have time for a special celebration.
Just a reminder that Sterling Elementary School's aluminum can recycling project is ongoing. You may drop off your cans in the recycle bin in the side parking lot at the school.
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